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Re: USS Maryland in dry dock 1941
|"Right after she left that dry dock, 3 aerial pics were taken of her moored to one of the docks. These pics always misidentify her as Colorado."
These were originally misidentified at NHHC. I was easily able to get NAVSOURCE to fix it a year or two ago, but NHHC took some convincing before they would do it. It is fixed there now, but multiple users copied it from them before the ID was corrected. Colorado was just starting her refit at the time, and so should have been in the yard, hence the misidentification.
Cool, thanks Matt.
Right after she left that dry dock, 3 aerial pics were taken of her moored to one of the docks. These pics always misidentify her as Colorado. https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ships_at_Puget_Sound_Navy_Yard_in_July_1941.jpg
Then she left for California at the beginning of August to meet up with Tennessee to ultimately go back to Pearl. That is when camera men from LIFE magazine jumped on board and took about 150 still shots of her and also moving images of her. If you go through all these pics and film you start to make out what was happening on her that day. The crew was still finishing up some of the 5-D painting. All the life rafts were getting painted. In these two pics a raft on turret#2 side was hauled up to the turret roof and was getting painted. The crew on top of turret#1 is doing the same.
Great stuff Jeff! Here is a cropped image of the Mary in Dry dock, looks like the hull has been repainted already or at least begun.
This is the USS Maryland in dry dock at Puget Sound in late June/ early July 1941. When she left Pearl Harbor for Puget Sound for a refit she was the last Battleship yet to be painted into MS-1. Every other Battleship had already transitioned into MS-1. When she entered this dry dock her massive torpedo bulges were installed and she began her transition into MS-1 camo. Here is a good look at the bulge and nearly everything but her turrets/barbettes have been repainted.
Here is another look at her in dry dock dated June 18, 1941 before the painting into MS-1 started.
Rick Davis found a pick of her at Pearl just before leaving for the States showing her as the only BB not in MS-1. Rick, if you are reading this, can you repost that pic?
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